Saturday, 31 May 2014

The dilemma - SingPost

One of the news which has brought some life into the stock market this week was the purchase of a minority stake in SingPost by the Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba. Everyone knows or should have heard about this highly successful company and it's founder, Jack Ma, so no need to spell further. A friend who has bought some shares prior to this announcement was in dilemma on whether should he take profit or keep it for it's dividend. I believe there are many like him, not sure what to do, and well, on a positive note, it is a good problem isnt it. I have shared with him my thoughts and here it is what i have told him.

Friday, 30 May 2014

The writing is on the wall - Degree and Jobs

By having a degree now, does it still guarantee you a good paying job and gainfully employed till you are retired. If this is your thinking, then you have not been in touch with the local news or you were overwhelmed by the news about Alibaba taking a stake in Singpost. This is very real, it had already happened since the Financial crisis.

Friday, 16 May 2014

Stock watch: Sin Heng Heavy Machinery

In the recent months, it has been tough to find value in the current stock market, especially the STI has climbed quite a fair bit and shy of the 2014 new high (as reported in the papers today). Recently, I found a pretty useful global stock screener portal ( which has the same and better feature than SGX or google screener. This website even allows you to compare with it's peer on the ratio that you are interested. Using this, I did not find anything attractive in the Singapore market, until I stumbled upon Sin Heng and Tiong Woon.

Friday, 2 May 2014

Singapore banks - The world's strongest banks

Yesterday was May Day holiday, and it was nice to have a break in the middle of a hectic week. A friend of mine brought my attention to a local bank and thus started doing some research on the bank counters. This week all the banks have reported their earnings and it has been a record Q1 for the local banks, DBS, UOB and OCBC. You can read the report here.

As mentioned, a friend asked me about OCBC which I have forgotten that it was in my radar many moons ago. I dug out my little book and continue validating on the FA and TA from where it was last reviewed.